Friday, May 18, 2007

The Herb Collection from Direct

The Herb Collection from Direct - Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Herb Collection is to provide gardeners a starter collection of common herbs.

Pros: For those who love to garden as well as cook the Herb Collection is just the ticket. Fresh herbs are far superior to dried herbs like those that can be purchased in most grocery stores. Herbs are small plants that require very little space and can be grown either indoors or outdoors.

The Herb Collection includes 18 different seed packets. They are: Anise, Balm, Sweet Basil, Siam Queen Thai Basil, Caraway, Chives, Coriander (Cilantro), Lavender (vera), Sweet Marjoram, Horehound, Parsley (Paramount), Peppermint, Dill, Summer Savory, Thyme, Oregano, Sage and Leek American Flag.

Cooking and gardening go together. You will love having your own home grown herbs to add to your good cooking. They are not only tastier but they are more healthful as well.

Cons: Herbs love sunlight so whereever you plant your herb garden, it needs to be well sunlit as well as well drained. Herbs don’t like wet bottoms!

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Direct Gardening Website reads in part: “If any item you purchased from us does not live, for a FREE REPLACEMENT just RETURN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL along with your written request within 1 year of receipt. If you are dissatisfied with any merchandise, return it together with the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL within 1 year of receipt for a FREE REPLACEMENT. Replacement guarantee is VOID unless the ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL is returned. For a REFUND of the purchase price, RETURN THE ITEM AND THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING LABEL, with the correct postage affixed, within 14 days of receipt.”

Value for money: The Herb Collection is a very good value.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Flower Gardeners Bible from Mantis Garden Products

The purpose of the Flower Gardener's Bible is to inform and educate gardeners.

Pros: The Flower Gardeners Bible is a must have for gardeners both experienced and new. Flower Gardeners Bible was written by Lewis and Nancy Hill and it is really like three books in one.

There are three parts to the Flower Gardeners Bible; Part 1: How-to and Instructional, Part 2: Design ideas and Part 3: Photographic encyclopedia. We all want beautiful, colorful gardens that will bring pleasure to us and envy to our neighbors. The Flower Gardeners Bible can help you achieve these goals.

The Flower Gardeners Bible is written in an easy style with very simple and straight forward instructions including pictures. Once your copy of the Flower Gardeners Bible arrives at your home you will read it and know what plants go where and which plants will thrive in what soil. Some plants thrive in direct sunlight but others require shade. You will know which is which after you read the Flower Gardeners Bible.

Cons: Some aspects of the Flower Gardener's Bible may be too elementary for experienced gardeners. But this is offset by the excellent reference guide to plants, which should be useful to every gardening enthusiast.

Guarantee: The guarantee on the Mantis Website reads in part: “Try any product that you buy from Mantis with no risk. If you are not completely satisfied, send it back to us within one year for a complete, no-hassle refund. All Mantis products are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two full years from date of purchase. During this time, we will repair or replace any defective part at no cost to you.”

Value for money: The Flower Gardener's Bible is an excellent value.

Price: around $32.00

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rose Growers Kit from Gardens

Rose Growers Kit from Gardens - Consumer: Gardeners

The purpose of the Rose Growers Kit is to assist rose gardeners produce healthy beautiful plants and blooms.

Pros: Roses, roses everywhere and what a wonderful aroma fills the air in a beautiful rose garden! Caring for roses can be a little tricky though and in order to keep rose bushes healthy and blooming you will need to apply some extra care that is specifically designed for roses. The Rose Growers Kit contains some of the things that you need to add to your other tender loving care techniques.

In the Rose Growers Kit you will find two products; Roses Alive!, an all-natural fertilizer for gorgeous blooms, and Shield-All II, an excellent fungicide used by award winning rose growers to keep powdery mildew off their roses. Unlike water-soluble synthetic fertilizers, that force-feed nutrients even when conditions are not ideal, the nutrients in Roses Alive! are released at a constant, slow and steady rate just like nature does it thus producing a steady crop of beautiful roses.

Cons: Of course, if you don't have an established rose bush, you'll want to order some plants along with your Rose Growers Kit!

Guarantee: The guarantee of satisfaction on the Gardens Alive website reads: “Try anything in our online or mail order catalog. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with any product, please let us know and we will promptly refund your money.”
Value for money: The Rose Growers Kit is actually a very good value.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator

The purpose of the Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator is to make easy work out of cultivating soil and weeding.

Pros: There is a lot of just pain old hard back-breaking work involved in gardening. Granted, a beautiful garden is worth every drop of sweat involved but if you can take a little of the sweat and work out of the process and still have a beautiful garden, wouldn’t you want to do that? The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator can relieve you of a few sore backs and sore knees.

The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator will cultivate, loosen, aerate and weed all types of soil, even heavy clay. It easily adjusts from 38” to 48” so that is comfortable for even height challenged gardeners. You can use the Weasel to blend in fertilizers and peat moss, cultivate around shrubs, bushes and other hard to reach areas. The Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator also makes a perfect compost mixer, lawn aerator, or hole digger.

Cons: The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator does require some elbow grease to cultivate very heavy soils. You'll want to wear gloves to get a good grip in those situations.

Guarantee: There is a guarantee of satisfaction. The guarantee reads in part: “If there is a problem with your order, please contact us immediately at 1-800-430-3376 so we can promptly resolve it for you.
Most items in original condition may be returned within 90 days of delivery for a full merchandise refund. Merchandise must be returned in unused, like-new condition.”

Value for money: The Garden Weasel Garden Claw Gold Cultivator is an excellent value.

Deer-Off Concentrate from Gurney's Seed and Nursery

The purpose of the Deer-Off Concentrate from from Gurney's Seed and Nursery is to keep deer and other wildlife from eating plants.

Pros: There is nothing more heart-breaking or frustrating than to have put hours and hours of back-breaking work into your garden only to have deer and other creatures clean you out in one night. It's happened to me and it hurts a lot. There are many products on the market that claim to deter deer but nothing that I have ever tried is better than the Deer-Off Concentrate.

Deer-Off Concentrate is very easy to use. One pint of the Deer-Off Concentrate makes a whole gallon of liquid that when sprayed on the leaves of flowers, vegetable and fruits keeps deer and other critters from eating everything up. Deer-Off Concentrate does no harm to the plants and only one application lasts up to three full months - which is almost an entire summer! Other products must be repeatedly applied for them to remain effective in deterring deer.

Of course, the deer are beautiful and they need to eat but they can find something other than my plants, vegetables, and flowers that will be just as good. Deer-Off Concentrate sends them off to eat something else.

Cons: Deer-Off Concentrate is safe for most plants, but always test first.

Guarantee: The guarantee as stated on the Gurney's Website in part reads, "If you're not happy with one of our products, we'll replace it, give you a credit or refund your money for the full amount of your purchase price. All nursery stock, trees and plants are guaranteed for as long as you garden. All seeds and merchandise are guaranteed for one full year."